bienfaits de l'aloe vera

The benefits of aloe vera gel for the skin

In recent years, aloe vera has become an almost essential ingredient in the world of organic and natural beauty. But why ? What are the benefits of aloe vera gel on the skin?

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In recent years, aloe vera has become an almost essential ingredient in the world of organic and natural beauty. But why ? What are the benefits of aloe vera gel on the skin ?

The Théobroma team deciphers the many properties of this plant for you.

What is aloe vera?

Aloe vera, also called aloe, is a succulent plant that particularly likes tropical areas. There are a lot of them found in South Africa, Mexico, Australia and all warm countries.

In its leaves there is juice, but above all a pulp with many virtues , whether applied to the skin or ingested. This pulp, or gel, contains, among other things, vitamins, amino acids, numerous minerals and trace elements…

This plant has been used for thousands of years by many civilizations. Integrating this ingredient into our cosmetic products was therefore obvious.

Why is Aloe Vera good for our skin?

It is the richness of aloe vera and its composition that provide hydration to our skin.

The composition of aloe vera

The gel contained in aloe vera leaves is therefore rich in elements that are good for the skin, such as:

  • Enzymes : accelerate healing,
  • Vitamins : A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C and E,
  • Amino acids : maintain skin tissue in good health,
  • Minerals : aloe contains more than 20 essential minerals,
  • Water : for hydrated skin.

This rich composition makes aloe vera an effective natural product good for the skin, whatever its type.

benefits of aloe vera

The benefits of aloe vera on the skin

The benefits of aloe vera on the skin are therefore numerous. By applying this ingredient daily , here is what you will bring to your skin:

  • Hydration : aloe vera gel mainly contains water, and therefore provides a good dose of hydration to the skin. It is also suitable for all skin types,
  • Protection : it forms a thin layer on the surface of the skin to protect it from external aggressions,
  • Healing : the lectin contained in aloe vera gel stimulates the tissue healing process.
  • Anti-aging action : by stimulating fibroblasts, aloe vera gel stimulates the production of collagen and increases the elasticity of the skin. Its high water content allows it to fight against fine lines from dehydration.

Aloe vera is also a powerful natural antibacterial , which fights against proliferation and can thus reduce blemishes or acne.

Finally, aloe vera is a soothing product, which relieves damaged or reddened skin , for example after exposure to the sun. Its calming and anti-inflammatory properties are also effective on superficial skin burns.

Contraindication to the use of aloe vera gel

At Theobroma, we understand that there are special allergies and sensitivities. For example, the use of aloe vera is not recommended for people allergic to plants in the Liliaceae family . Please note : it is often products where preservatives have been added that can cause a reaction in the skin.

Good to know : today, aloe vera gel is often purified in order to extract the main allergens.

Théobroma products with aloe vera

We have chosen to enrich several products in our range with aloe vera. Find here a selection of products according to your needs:

  • For beautiful hands : our hand cream protects and soothes the skin while protecting it from premature aging,
  • Body scrub : aloe vera helps moisturize the skin for gentler exfoliation ,
  • Nourishing body milk : it hydrates your skin and promotes its cellular regeneration,
  • For anti-aging action : the lifting serum contains aloe vera in addition to other antioxidant ingredients.

Aloe vera, applied to the face or body, helps reduce premature aging of the skin and maintains optimal hydration levels for good health.

How do you know if a cosmetic product contains aloe vera?

This ingredient is often mentioned by many, however here is our advice for deciphering the composition of a product and knowing if it contains aloe vera.

Look on the back of your product, or on its packaging, to consult the INCI list.

The following mentions indicate the presence of aloe vera:

  • Aloe barbadensis,
  • Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) extract,
  • Aloe barbadensis (leaf) extract,
  • Aloe barbadensis extract,
  • Aloe barbadensis leaf,
  • Aloe barbadensis leaf extract,
  • Aloe barbadensis leaf extract (Aloe barbadensis),
  • Aloe extract.

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